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    The forgotten ally
    Oct07

    The forgotten ally

    Vasil Kuljanishvili, 22, was doing his job when he was killed during a foot patrol in Afghanistan last week. Far from home, he put himself on the line for a broader, international effort. Private Kuljanishvili is the 31st Georgian soldier to be killed in action during our joint military deployment with NATO. Yet more than a decade after becoming...

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015
    Oct06

    Energy Visions monthly newsletter – October 2015

    Welcome to the Energy Visions October newsletter, where we’ll be reviewing the biggest European energy developments of the past month, as well as some of the smaller news items you may have missed. Join the debate at www.politico.eu/energy-visions. To listen to the Energy Visions monthly podcast, click here. The October topic of the month...

    Polish nonprofit tries building startup ecosystem
    Oct03

    Polish nonprofit tries building startup ecosystem

    WARSAW — Poland is better known for its vodka than its high-tech startups, but one nonprofit here with backing from Israel is trying to create the next ecosystem for ideas. Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, an estimated 2 million-plus Poles have left for the higher salaries and better living standards in the West. Not all of them...

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold
    Oct03

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold

    Deep inside the Pentagon, in the National Military Command Center, is the so-called red phone that has connected the U.S. and Russian high commands since after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. First a teletype, then a fax, and now a secure email and chat link, the emergency hotline was designed to prevent nuclear Armageddon. It is still tested...

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016
    Oct02

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016

    PARIS — French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that their efforts to broker a truce in Ukraine were back on track but would take longer than originally planned and run into 2016. After six hours of talks at the Elysée palace with Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir...

    POLITICO Playbook Plus: VW bugged — Schulz succession — Farage flushed
    Oct02

    POLITICO Playbook Plus: VW bugged — Schulz succession — Farage flushed

    Right, what the reunification show will look like… if it works. NEIN DANKE: The German government breathed a collective sigh of relief that it failed in its attempts to get Volkswagen to sponsor a Brussels event commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the German Reunification. The country’s permanent representative to the EU, Reinhard...

    What is Putin really up to in Syria?
    Oct02

    What is Putin really up to in Syria?

    Vladimir Putin kicked this week off with a speech at the United Nations calling the West’s refusal to back SyrianPresident Bashar al-Assad an “enormous mistake.” Days later, when Russian bombs began to drop on targets within Syria, many analysts warned that Putin was making a sizable mistake himself by inserting Russia into the middle of...

    Hollande unchained
    Oct02

    Hollande unchained

    PARIS — Before he became France’s president in 2012, François Hollande’s only foreign experience had been a drive from New York to California at age 20 while researching a report on U.S. fast food and, a few years later, an eight-month internship at the French embassy in Algiers. That’s some distance from holding France’s...

    The real story behind Putin’s Syria strikes
    Oct01

    The real story behind Putin’s Syria strikes

    The roots of Russia’s bold intervention in Syria — which began in earnest on Wednesday with airstrikes against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s government near the city of Homs — extend to the beginning of the Arab Spring in early 2011, when Vladimir Putin served as prime minister nominally under his protégé and hand-picked...

    An open letter to the European media
    Oct01

    An open letter to the European media

    Dear editors, We recognize, don’t we, that Europe — the countries of Europe, the European Union as an entity, the very idea of Europe — is facing the worst collective threats in living memory? These crises — of economics, of public finances, of migration and refugee flows, of the multiple security threats around our borders and even inside...

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